Magic- my very first canvas ;)
I am a happy girl today- I was invited to create a special project for Lindy’s Gang! I am very grateful for this invitation. I have been a fan of Lindy’s products since the day I did my very first mixed-media project. So no secret here- this invitation means a lot;)
I have to say when you get an opportunity like that, there is some PRESSURE added, no doubt about it:) So I decided to do sth very different to what I do regularly and I created my very first canvas. Some time ago I did a casting of Sun/ Moon couple and did a sneak-peak of it on social medias. However I was not too happy with the colors and for this canvas I decided to do another casting and cover it entirely with Lindy’s Starbursts and Magicals:)
I gessoed the canvas and added some stenciling (stairs and spirals and Modeling Paste by Pebeo). After drying it I started applying Starbursts and Magicals, drying it well after every color application. I divided unevenly the canvas- one part for the Moon, and one for the Sun. On the Moon part I used: Starbursts- Afternoon Delight Denim, Voodoo Violet Blue (limited edition set) and Magicals- Caribbean Blue. On the Sun side I used Magicals: Ocean Breeze Blue, Caribbean Blue and Plumeria Pink (applied first with a wet brush, later with a finger).
I used the same color combinations on the casting. I also added a small touch of Daler and Rowney Shimmering Blue acrylic to the Moon part. This paint is translucent, so it does not cover what’s underneath it (in this case: Starbursts- Afternoon Delight Denim, Voodoo Violet Blue and Magicals- Caribean Blue), it just adds more shimmer to it. Then I did some black splatters with Starbursts Frolic in the Forest Black.
For the Sun I used Magicals: Ocean Breeze Blue and Caribean Blue. But I wanted to give it more color, make it more happy and day-like looking. And while applying colors, I got my big discovery:) I know you can apply Magicals with your fingers or a sponge. What I did not expected was the fact that resin has small cracks all over it , and while rubbing Plumeria Pink onto the Sun side, the pigment powder got inside the cracks and gave it a whole new look, shine and texture ! In some places it even changed the color into violet:) Isn’t that just Magical? 🙂
Before gluing the cast and embellishments together I added some stamping to the canvas:
- Carrabelle Studio- “Guirlandes avec des Ronds”
- Creative Embellishments- “Halftone Circle”
- Paper Poetry- Script stamp
I sprayed a piece of gause and some fabric I found in my stash with Afternoon Delight Denim and Voodoo Violet Blue and did the same with Art Stones & Mini Art Stones by Finnabair ( I also sprayed one part of them with Ocean Breeze Blue diluted with water). After drying I arranged it all on the canvas, added some sisal, some metal wire, chipboards (Scrapiniec id: 4297), Glossy Accents by Ranger, some more arabesque-looking catings and Glass Glitter- Platinum (Finnabair). All of the chipborads and castings were colored with above-mentioned Lindy’s products.I hang few gems on the string and added an embossed chipboard: Magic (by 13@rts).
And this is my very first canvas:)
Thank you for visiting and to Lindy’s Gang- thanks for this opportunity!